MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred stated in a letter to the Shoeless Joe Jackson museum that he felt it “would not be appropriate for me to reopen this matter.”
Earlier this year the Shoeless Joe Jackson museum petitioned Manfred to look into reinstating Jackson. The last time Jackson’s reinstatement was looked at was back in 1989 by A. Bartlett Giamatti.
In reviewing Jackson’s case Manfred wrote the following
“The results of this work demonstrate to me that it is not possible now, over 95 years since those events took place and were considered by Commissioner Landis, to be certain enough of the truth to overrule Commissioner Landis’ determinations,” Manfred wrote to the museum.
This could be the definitive ruling against Jackson, as there seems to be a reluctance to undo what was put in place by a former commissioner. With that said Pete Rose and his Stans were more than likely looking at this ruling to get a sense of Manfred’s mindset.
Manfred recently stated that he will be come to a decision concerning Rose by the end of the year. If Shoeless Joe Jackson can’t get any love (with a weaker case against him) then Rose and his lying ass may not have a chance at reinstatement, oh well….
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!